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First Spaceship on Venus ()

Der schweigende Stern (original title)
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When an alien artifact discovered on Earth is found to have come from Venus, an international team of astronauts embarks to investigate its origins.

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Die japanische Ärztin / Sumiko Ogimura MD
Oldrich Lukes ...
Amerikanischer Atomphysiker / Prof. Harringway Hawling
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Polnischer Chefingenieur / Prof. Saltyk / Prof. Durand
Julius Ongewe ...
Afrikanischer Fernsehtechniker / Talua
Michail N. Postnikow ...
Sowjetischer Astronaut / Prof. Arsenew / Prof. Orloff
Kurt Rackelmann ...
Indischer Mathematiker / Prof. Sikarna
Günther Simon ...
Deutscher Pilot / Robert / Raimund Brinkmann
Hua-Ta Tang ...
Chinesischer Linguist / Dr. Tchen Yu / Lao Tsu
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Fernsehreporterin / Joan Moran (as Lucina Winnicka)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Klaus Bamberg ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
Fredy Barten ...
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Christoph Beyertt ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
Karl Brenk ...
Bit part (uncredited)
Fritz Decho ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Karen Fredersdorf ...
Brinkmanns Mutter (uncredited)
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Intervision-Reporter Jeanne Moreau (uncredited)
Karl-Helge Hofstadt ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
Peter Kiwitt ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
Gertraud Kreissig ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Frau Arsenew (uncredited)
Heinz Kögel ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
Hans Ulrich Laufer ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
Barbara Leonhard ...
Sekretärin (uncredited)
Erich Lie ...
Chinese (uncredited)
Omani Mensah ...
Afrikanischer Funker (uncredited)
Vera Oelschlegel ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
Paul Paulsen ...
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Lieselotte Schmoock ...
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Horst Schäfer ...
Wissenschaftler (uncredited)
Werner Senftleben ...
Funker (uncredited)
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San Din Tscho ...
Chinese (uncredited)
Nico Turoff ...
Wüstenarbeiter (uncredited)
Eduard von Winterstein ...
Wissenschaftler / Weiland (uncredited)

Directed by

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Kurt Maetzig

Written by

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Stanislaw Lem ... (novel "Astronauci")
 
Jan Fethke ... (adaptation) (as J. Fethke) and
Wolfgang Kohlhaase ... (adaptation) (as W. Kohlhase) and
Günter Reisch ... (adaptation) (as G. Reisch) and
Günther Rücker ... (adaptation) (as G. Rücker) and
Alexander Stenbock-Fermor ... (adaptation) (as A. Stenbock-Fermor)
 
Kurt Maetzig ... (screenplay collaboration)
 
J. Barkhauer ... () (uncredited)

Music by

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Andrzej Markowski

Cinematography by

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Joachim Hasler

Film Editing by

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Lena Neumann

Production Design by

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Alfred Hirschmeier
L. Kunka
Paul Lehmann ... (as P. Lehmann)
T. Mystzorek ... (as T. Myszorek)
Senta Ochs ... (as S. Ochs)
Ryszard Potocki ... (as J. Potocki)
Anatol Radzinowicz
A. Schulz
W. Schäfer

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Elli-Charlotte Löffler ... (as Elli-Charl. Löffler)

Makeup Department

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Christa Grewald ... makeup artist
Alois Strasser ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Hans Mahlich ... production manager
Martin Sonnabend ... unit manager
Henryk Szlachet ... unit manager
Edward Zajicek ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Doris Borkmann ... assistant director
Hans-Joachim Kasprzik ... assistant director
Hieronim Przybyl ... assistant director

Art Department

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Theo Görgens ... property master: exterior

Sound Department

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Kurt Eppers ... sound
Werner Klein ... sound
Andrzej Markowski ... sound effects
Günter Witt ... sound

Special Effects by

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Helmut Grewald ... special effects
Ernst Kunstmann ... special effects supervisor
Vera Kunstmann ... special effects
Jan Olejniczak ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Helmut Grewald ... assistant camera
Detlev Hertelt ... assistant camera
Herbert Leistikow ... gaffer
Waltraud Pathenheimer ... still photographer

Music Department

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Walter Greene ... music editor
Andrzej Markowski ... conductor: DEFA-Sinfonie-Orchester
Josef von Stroheim ... music editor (as Joseph von Stroheim)
Gordon Zahler ... music provider: US soundtrack
Walter Greene ... composer: stock music, US version (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter ... composer: stock music, US version (uncredited)

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Edmund Goldman ... producer: US dubbing
Hugo Grimaldi ... executive dubbing supervisor
Newton P. Jacobs ... producer, american dubbing
Paul Schreibman ... producer, american dubbing
Hans-Joachim Wallstein ... script editor
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Plot Summary

(U.S. Version) A mysterious magnetic spool found during a construction project is discovered to have originated from Venus. A rocket expedition to Venus is launched to discover the origin of the spool and the race that created it. Written by Leo L. Schwab

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Taglines You are there... on man's most incredible journey! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Der Planet des Todes (East Germany)
  • Milczaca gwiazda (Poland)
  • Spaceship Venus Does Not Reply (World-wide, English title)
  • First Spaceship on Venus (United States)
  • The Silent Star (United States)
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  • 93 min
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Trivia In the original German version, "Brinkman(n)" isn't American but East German, and the "Durand" character is a Soviet cosmonaut by the name of "Prof. Arsenjew" (Arsenyev), "the man who steered the first rocket to the moon"! See more »
Goofs In the English-dubbed version, the chess-playing robot announces the move King to B-8. The actor moving the robot's pieces moves the king to D-8. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Uma Odisseia Brazuca (2008). See more »

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